If you have a teen driver, you might have already talked about safety and other issues surrounding the privilege of having a license. However, this is something that needs to be an ongoing conversation Teen drivers don’t always listen the first (or second, or third) time, so here are three conversations to have now and then…

There’s something about the open road on a motorcycle. The wind, the freedom, the power. But there’s something else that’s important to think about: Motorcycle safety. While Ohio law doesn’t mandate helmets for those over the age of 18, the legal experts at the Schottenstein Law Offices often see the aftermath of motorcycle crashes. The…

If you are in the market for a new car, congratulations! It’s an exciting time. If you haven’t purchased a new vehicle in a while, you might be shocked at the latest auto technology and safety features being offered to help you stay safe on the road. Auto technology and safety is a big deal…

Summer often means road trips, right? Packing up the car, grabbing your family and heading out on a summer road trip is an annual event for many folks. Summer, however, is one of the most dangerous times to be on the roadways. If you and the family are heading out on a summer road trip,…

When the weather warms up, so do the engines on many motorcycles around Central Ohio. Motorcycle safety is even more important in the summer months, when there are more and more bikes on our roadways. Sharing the road with motorcycles isn’t really all that difficult. There are things we can all do to be more…

According to the Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury accounts for many deaths and disability cases each year. Ranging from mild to severe, traumatic brain injuries (or TBIs) are caused by blows, bumps, jolts or other head injuries that disrupt the normal function of the brain, according to the CDC. Traumatic brain injuries affect…

Columbus, and Ohio in general, is seeing a rise in crashes involving pedestrians. According to a recent news report by WSYX, there have been four fatal pedestrian crashes so far in 2017 in Columbus. In all of 2016, 21 people were killed. Statewide, 139 people were killed in pedestrian crashes – an increase over the…

For riders, spring motorcycle season is a great time of year. Out on the open road, the wind, the sunshine and the freedom. But it can also mean accidents, which can sometimes be deadly. As a rider, you probably know how to stay safe on the road, but you do rely on other motorists. And…

You are out there on the road, driving along when WHAM! You are in a car crash. It’s a shocking and frightening occurrence that – for most of us – doesn’t happen often. It can be hard to know what to do when you are shaken, possibly injured and unprepared. But the fact is, a…

It’s a rite of passage: A teenager gets a driver’s license and experiences some real freedom. But teen car crashes do happen – and at an alarming rate. If you have a teenage driver, you might be wondering about teen car crashes and how to prevent them – or at least talk to your child…

It’s almost that time of year again: Motorcycle season! If you love riding a motorcycle – or you are planning to get one in 2017 – you might be wondering if you need motorcycle insurance. The answer, in Ohio, is simple: YES you need motorcycle insurance! But why do you need it? That answer is…

As teenagers, we get behind the wheel and learn to drive. It’s freedom and mobility, right? But as we age, it can become dangerous to keep driving. For senior citizen drivers, it can be hard to know when turn over – or take – the keys. As we age, our reflexes, vision and hearing can…

We all get frustrated behind the wheel sometimes, right? But when does normal frustration cross the line into road rage? If you are worried about you or a loved one’s anger behind the wheel, there are ways to tell if the behavior is normal or dangerous. After all, about 66% of traffic fatalities are caused…

If you have a teenager, you probably know that he or she loves to text.  You probably also know that you should be talking about teenage distracted driving. It isn’t always easy to talk to teenagers, especially about something like teenage distracted driving. Chances are, your teenager knows that texting and driving is a bad…

The very words black ice can be scary to motorists because this dangerous condition can’t be seen until it is too late. Winter driving  can be hazardous. There are ways, however, to learn how to navigate black ice and stay safe during this winter driving season. Knowing how to steer around it, recognize it and…

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